Selkirk 63 Ross High 6

Second half blitz revives Selkirk’s CT challenge

FOLLOWING the previous weekend’s debacle at Dundee, Selkirk came roaring back against Ross High at Philiphaugh on Saturday to rekindle their interest in the SRU’s new Combined Tournament (CT) competition.
Even so it took the home team fully half an hour to get the measure of the fiery Tranent visitors, who at one stage of the proceedings were leading the Borders team by six points to five. Two yellow cards awarded against Ross High players undoubtedly helped boost the Selkirk side’s confidence, and the second half was very much one-way traffic as the Souters racked up no fewer than 11 tries without reply.
Top try scorer on the day was number eight Fred Stevenson with three, with the remainder of the touchdowns coming from Michael Jaffray (2), Simon Murdoch (2), Matt de Franck, David Cassidy, Paul Lyons and Alan Jamieson. Guy Blair added four conversions.
A big cheer came from the home crowd when 2002 Royal Burgh Standard Bearer Grant Kinghorn took the field as a front row replacement (Prop, not the whole front row)— his first senior appearance for some time, and only his fifth in total. Yes, you just can’t keep a good man down - well done Grant!

SELKIRK : D. Cassidy, S. Murdoch (rep. A. Jamieson), C. Cochrane, S.
Tomlinson M. Jaffray , G. Blair, M. McVie, J. McDonald (rep. G.
Kinghorn), D. Hoggan, P. Lyons, N. Darling (rep. M. Barnett), D.
Jackson, A. Stevenson, W. Gentleman, M. de Franck (rep. A. Heatlie).

Referee: B. Devin (Portobello).

Guy Blair gets the high ball away under pressure from opposition back row.

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